AllAfrica.com is reporting that a plane carrying the body of former Governor Olusegun Agagu to Akure for burial crashed at the Lagos airport. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the crash along with the number of passengers actually traveling on the plane.
Ini Ikott writes:
“Getting the right information about the exact number of passengers, crew, survivors and fatalities, was impossible for most of Thursday as officials provide inconsistent, even inaccurate information to journalists.
Early reports, based on information provided by authorities, said five passengers survived the crash, implying that as many as 15 may have died since the plane reportedly carried 20 people. The first official confirmation of numbers, by the Accident Investigation Bureau, at a press conference, lowered the tally of survivors to four. That would mean 16 people died.
Then, just before the briefing ended at about 4 p.m., the AIB announced that the figure had risen to six.”
This story is developing. Read more about the plane crash at AllAfrica.com.